Land Use (Gardens Protection etc) Bill

Part of Orders of the Day – in the House of Commons at 12:47 pm on 2nd February 2007.

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Photo of Andrew Pelling Andrew Pelling Conservative, Croydon Central 12:47 pm, 2nd February 2007

I am pleased to be able to speak in the debate, because it brings the opportunity to highlight the housing crisis in London. We should recognise that there is much in national and regionally set targets that has had a role in creating that crisis, because of the very remoteness of those targets.

First, however, it is important for me to declare an interest, although the Bill would not have an immediate impact on me. I have a planning application in for my front garden. I have an existing building on one side and a planning application to build a house for my parents-in-law—